Leading MLB Exec Moves To Esports

December 20, 2018

Major League Baseball Executive VP Chris Park is departing to take over as CEO of esports company G.Sports in the new year.

Gen.G, rebranded from KSV Esports, operates elite-level teams globally in League of Legends, Overwatch and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, among others.

The company is headquartered in Seoul with offices in San Francisco and Shanghai.

MLB has said that it does not plan to replace Park. Deputy Commissioner Tony Petitti will take over his responsibilities as part of an internal re-alignment.

Park, 39, was MLB’s Senior VP Growth, Strategy and International before promotion one year ago to Exec VP of Product and Marketing.